The Significant Difference between Cancer Patients

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Introduction Lite Review Cancer is a very overwhelming difficulty to endure for many aspects. It’s not just the physical transition patients have to face, but also having to deal with the psychological burdens, and social pressures. Figuring out a treatment plan can be exhausting, especially if there’s a loss of information or trust with a physician. In a research study patients showed to be more open minded to unconventional ways of treatment when they have suffered a great deal from conventional care and lost trust in their provider. Dissatisfaction with healthcare has grown, especially since the toxic effects of chemotherapy have become better known (Münstedt, Kirsch, Milch, Sachsse, & Vahrson, 1996). Other studies have suggested…show more content…
The null hypothesis would be that cancer patients actually do use non-traditional therapies and not rely on health professionals to cure their disease. By proving this right then it refutes the original hypothesis and finalizes the conclusion that Americans don’t actually have a skewed view on alternate ways of healing cancer. Sample and Delivery HINTS data set stands for Health Information National Trends Survey. They provide cross-sectional and nationally-based surveys sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. This large data base is available to the public and is a very useful resource for health research. HINTS is able to collect and analyze patterns and identify communication trends and practices. The HINTS researchers collected the specific variables that I chose through surveying participants (HINTS, 2014). Variables Participants of this study would be asked, “Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?” The volunteers would then be requested to answer, “ In the past 12 months, how often did you feel you could rely on doctors, nurses or other health professionals to take care of your health care needs?” Lastly, the applicants would answer, “During the past 12 months, did you use any complementary, alternative, or unconventional therapies?” Statistics The statistical tests that I used for my research was Chi-Square tests,
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